A shared experience can be all it takes to see a different perspective...
There is much to see here about the services I offer. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about hypnotherapy and counselling, and how I work with both of these therapeutic approaches. I hope you find this site helpful, and take a moment to drop me an email if you have any questions, want to book an appointment or request a phone call. I offer both counselling and hypnotherapy as stand alone sessions or a combination of both, the cost of each session is the same and the choice is yours. We can also talk about what is best for you in a free phone consultation.
It is always useful to find out how a therapist works. This is called an 'approach'. My approach is integrative which means I use a number of different ways of working, not just one or two, so I can adapt my approach and help facilitate you in your journey to find your path again.
Hypnotherapists are not hypnotists and do not work in the same way. Hypnotherapists are clinically trained using therapeutic skills.
Did you know that Sigmund Freud used hypnosis?
If you would like a more detailed explanation on how the hypnotherapy works, you can contact me and I will send you some information.
My training and experience comes from a very keen interest in the psychology of people, and in particular the human psyche. As a mature student and a mother, I obtained a graduate degree in Psychology (BSc) and a masters degree in Criminology (MA) because I wanted to understand more about people, society, crime and how these interacted with each other in the broader sense. As I studied, I worked, raised a family and worked with different agencies volunteering to gain hands on experience in these areas. This enabled me to meet with many different groups of people from many different walks of life which has been an invaluable experience. I went on to gain a diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling which included a qualification in using hypnosis. Many therapists find using hypnosis with counseling very valuable and in my experience this has proven to be so. From an academic point of view, I have continued to pursue my areas of interest through reading and researching of my own accord. If you would like to know more I will be adding a button below in due course to expand on my interests and what I am currently looking into.
... on your journey to a more positive well-being. Come and try a taster session if you have never been into an hypnotic trance before.
(Please note that following a taster session, any hypnotherapy treatment requires a full assessment before hand as part of my ethical practice).
Expect nothing less than pure relaxation in hypnosis with the knowledge that you are on a path to something better...
I am pleased to be able to offer a very personalised hypnotherapy treatment service based in the beautiful Kent countryside, whereby every client is treated as a unique individual with their own specific requirements. Each session is uniquely tailored to suit those individual requirements following consultation and assessment. I will put together a treatment plan with you, the client, ensuring you are at the center of your therapy.
My aim is to help you achieve the goals you want to achieve through positive suggestion and the process of hypnosis. I focus on helping you feel more positive and in control of your mind so that each time you leave my therapy room you feel that you are making positive progress. Feeling in control and being more positive after your sessions will help build your confidence, self-esteem and maintain motivation. It really is that simple.
As your therapist I will accompany you through this journey of change, all at your own pace. It is my promise to you that I will provide a safe, secure, confidential and non-judgmental space where I will listen to your concerns and facilitate your progression, however long or short that may be.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT can be used as a simple approach on a daily basis as a tool and as part of a strategy to enable you to take control of anxiety. The way CBT works enables you to break down what is happening for you in your thought processes, so you can see where to intervene to break the cycle, bringing you freedom from feeling stuck and out of control. The severity of anxiety and panic is different for everyone, because the reason these issues exist results from different people circumstances. CBT is very versatile for managing thoughts and feelings on a daily basis regardless of severity (unless other issues are underlying such as PTSD). The place to intervene in the cycle is your thoughts and these are shaped by your perception. Making a change here will in turn change your feelings and behaviour, creating a more positive outcome. This will also increase your confidence and self-esteem, so there are lots of payoffs to this approach. There is also a lot of information on the internet about CBT techniques work and how to implement them, so do check with your therapist on how to best use this in your daily life along side any other strategies a qualified therapist would advise. One thing that CBT does not do, is help you understand difficult past events such as a trauma, or adverse childhood experiences, whether it was long term exposure or a single traumatic event, and unless these are explored with a professional, in most instances, anxiety will continue to exist. CBT deals with the present day, mostly in the moment, and so seeking good counselling/psychotherapy is necessary for long term change.
Each session lasts one hour and costs £50 with the exception of the stop smoking session, and pre-trial therapy. If your request is not listed below, please contact me and I will be very happy to talk to you about what you are looking for.
A one off two hour stop smoking session for giving up smoking for good. You must be in good health otherwise (i.e. COPD support requires more than a two hour session, please ask for more information on long term quitting).
I work using an integrative approach to couples counseling, which means I use a number of different counselling skills and approaches and can adapt my approach to the clients I see. Some counsellors specialise in one or two approaches to working with people and this does not suit everyone. I like to have a number of approaches to use so that people experience a more integrative and holistic therapy to meet their individual needs, and relationship needs as a couple.
Pre-trial therapy sessions provide emotional support to you before you go to court. These sessions involve a short telephone consultation, an assessment before therapy begins, and an agreed number of therapy sessions with you, the client. Please note that I do not work in all areas, therefore the phone consultation will be your first port of call. It is my job to ensure I support you in the best way possible.
Small group work for bereavement and loss, for relaxation and stress relief through the hypnotic state, for learning self-hypnosis as relaxation tool, and less clinical approach to your well-being. Group work is very helpful for sharing experiences with other people in an agreed confidential space, and can relieve feelings of isolation. A very relaxed and informal atmosphere in my own home (separate from my private space), with 5-6 people maximum attending. Please enquire.
With the exception of a consultation, the stop smoking session, couples therapy and pre-trial therapy each session will be at the same cost as below. All sessions last for one full 60 minute hour.
An informal phone conversation to see how I can help and support you, and an opportunity for you see if I am the right person to do that.
Concessions are available in some circumstances, please ask
Send a gift card to friends and family or purchase now for future use. Email me to request a gift voucher. The cost of each session remains the same, except for block bookings.
Please find some files below to which you may find useful in relation to pre-trial therapy. I will add to these as the need arises. The Victims Code (2020) sets out what victims of crime should expect to receive as standard and set out by the government in 2020. This is for your information only and note that I am not part of a government run or funded organisation. I offer private therapy for emotional support only. It is not part of my ethical practice to discuss the specifics of a trial with you, but what I can do is help point you in the right direction for information you may need based on my limited knowledge of the criminal justice system.
These clients have kindly allowed me to share their experience with you. The results are wonderful and I am so pleased for them. I think you will agree that they have made great progress by taking back control of what was originally controlling them, now they have freedom!
" I needed help to quit smoking Amanda was amazing I was really nervous as I’ve never experienced hypnotherapy before, with Amanda’s help I have been smoke free for 4 days now, I haven’t even thought about smoking, no urges nothing! I've gone from 20 a day to nothing it’s like I’ve never smoked, I am so glad I gave hypnotherapy with Amanda a go and can honestly say for me it has worked thank you so much! "
"Been a while now since my sessions. I have made massive progress. Thursday I gave blood. A very surreal and overwhelming experience but life changing. It was a amazing.
Never would I of dreamt of the day it would happen, my family have been so delighted and they are so proud of this achievement. Thank you so much, your session made me feel safe and welcoming and like I say they have become life changing."
Before you go ahead with any sessions I will speak to you briefly on phone. This consultation will be for approximately 20 minutes and will help me understand what you would like to achieve from your sessions, as well as give you the opportunity to ask me any questions.
We can then book your first session.
Following your consultation, you are now ready to begin your sessions, whether you are having hypnotherapy, counselling or a combination of both. Each session is for one full hour and
the number of sessions required is based on your own personal circumstances and can be discussed at any point in your sessions.
CT4 7TQ, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom
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Monday -Friday: 9am - 5pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday